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EU says a number of institutions, including the European Commission, were hit by a significant cyberattack last week, although no data breach has been detected (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: EU says a number of institutions, including the European Commission, were hit by a significant cyberattack last week, although no data breach has been detected  —  A range of European Union institutions including the European Commission were hit by a significant cyber-attack last week. Show more
 Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group
Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group
💬ABC News: Technology . |

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts linked to an Iranian exile group and a troll farm in Albania

Apple launches an app for enterprises to test devices that work with Apple's Find My network, ahead of its expected launch of its own new AirTags accessory (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
Apple launches an app for enterprises to test devices that work with Apple's Find My network, ahead of its expected launch of its own new AirTags accessory (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple launches an app for enterprises to test devices that work with Apple's Find My network, ahead of its expected launch of its own new AirTags accessory  —  Apple has launched a new app, Find My Certification Asst., designed for use by MFi (Made for iPhone) Licensees …

Ahead of its April 14 direct listing, Coinbase reports a record quarter, with estimated profits of $730M-$800M in Q1 on revenue of ~$1.8B and 56M verified users (Jeff John Roberts/Decrypt)
Ahead of its April 14 direct listing, Coinbase reports a record quarter, with estimated profits of $730M-$800M in Q1 on revenue of ~$1.8B and 56M verified users (Jeff John Roberts/Decrypt)
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Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt: Ahead of its April 14 direct listing, Coinbase reports a record quarter, with estimated profits of $730M-$800M in Q1 on revenue of ~$1.8B and 56M verified users  —  Coinbase announced its 2021 first quarter earnings on Tuesday, revealing that the crypto giant made a profit of between $730 million …

Google open sources Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses ML to create high-quality voice calls for low-bandwidth networks or archiving large amounts of speech (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Google open sources Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses ML to create high-quality voice calls for low-bandwidth networks or archiving large amounts of speech (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Google open sources Lyra in beta, an audio codec that uses ML to create high-quality voice calls for low-bandwidth networks or archiving large amounts of speech  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  Google today open-sourced Lyra in beta …

Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)
Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)
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Katie Roof / Bloomberg: Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January  —  Clubhouse, the buzzy audio-based social network, is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business …

Google announces the Android Open Source Project now supports Rust for developing the OS itself, providing more memory safety guarantees than C and C++ (Aamir Siddiqui/XDA Developers)
Google announces the Android Open Source Project now supports Rust for developing the OS itself, providing more memory safety guarantees than C and C++ (Aamir Siddiqui/XDA Developers)
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Aamir Siddiqui / XDA Developers: Google announces the Android Open Source Project now supports Rust for developing the OS itself, providing more memory safety guarantees than C and C++  —  Android as a complete OS solution involves a lot of moving parts.  Very broadly speaking, these parts are the app ecosystem and then the OS

Upsolver, which offers low-code SQL tools for cloud data analytics, raises $25M Series B, adds free tools for smaller workloads and says revenue tripled in 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Upsolver, which offers low-code SQL tools for cloud data analytics, raises $25M Series B, adds free tools for smaller workloads and says revenue tripled in 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Upsolver, which offers low-code SQL tools for cloud data analytics, raises $25M Series B, adds free tools for smaller workloads and says revenue tripled in 2020  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  Upsolver, a no-code startup …

YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were on videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017 (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)
YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were on videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017 (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were on videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017  —  ‘Violative View Rate’ fell steeply after 2017  —  YouTube wants the world to know that it's doing a better

The Opportunities—and Obstacles—for Women at NSA and Cyber Command
The Opportunities—and Obstacles—for Women at NSA and Cyber Command
💬Wired . |

WIRED spoke with three women working in cybersecurity in the US intelligence committee about the progress of recent years and the work that remains.

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk top Forbes’ record-setting billionaire list
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk top Forbes’ record-setting billionaire list
💬Technology News & Reviews | New York Post . |

Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday. The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the livelihoods of people across the globe....

Signal says it has added support for privacy-focused cryptocurrency MobileCoin to let users send and receive money, starting in the UK on iOS and Android (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
Signal says it has added support for privacy-focused cryptocurrency MobileCoin to let users send and receive money, starting in the UK on iOS and Android (Andy Greenberg/Wired)
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Andy Greenberg / Wired: Signal says it has added support for privacy-focused cryptocurrency MobileCoin to let users send and receive money, starting in the UK on iOS and Android  —  The encrypted messaging app is integrating support for MobileCoin in a bid to keep up with the features offered by its more mainstream rivals.

A Facebook recruiter, Rhett Lindsey, who left after 11 months, and others say Facebook's hiring processes are problematic and will hinder diversity goals (Washington Post)
A Facebook recruiter, Rhett Lindsey, who left after 11 months, and others say Facebook's hiring processes are problematic and will hinder diversity goals (Washington Post)
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Washington Post: A Facebook recruiter, Rhett Lindsey, who left after 11 months, and others say Facebook's hiring processes are problematic and will hinder diversity goals  —  The recruiter quit after 11 months, adding fuel to claims that it discriminates against Black applicants

YouTube Discloses Percentage of Views That Go to Videos That Break its Rules
YouTube Discloses Percentage of Views That Go to Videos That Break its Rules
💬NYT > Technology . |

Before their removal, so-called violative videos accounted for 0.16 to 0.18 percent of all views on the platform in the last quarter of 2020.

The future of work is uniquely human
The future of work is uniquely human
💬MIT Technology Review . |

The disruptive shifts of 2020, including covid-19 shutdowns that led to millions of workers working remotely, forced organizations to radically rethink everything from worker well-being, business models and operations to investments in cloud-based collaboration and communication tools. Across every industry, last year’s best-laid plans were turned upside down. So it’s not surprising that technology and…

New software update for the Google Pixel lineup reportedly dramatically boosts Pixel 5's GPU performance, which had been poor for a Snapdragon 765G-based phone (Pranob Mehrotra/XDA Developers)
New software update for the Google Pixel lineup reportedly dramatically boosts Pixel 5's GPU performance, which had been poor for a Snapdragon 765G-based phone (Pranob Mehrotra/XDA Developers)
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Pranob Mehrotra / XDA Developers: New software update for the Google Pixel lineup reportedly dramatically boosts Pixel 5's GPU performance, which had been poor for a Snapdragon 765G-based phone  —  The latest software update for the Google Pixel lineup recently started rolling out to users.

Review of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable CPUs, its first server chip design using a 10nm process, which sees large increases in performance for many workloads (Andrei Frumusanu/AnandTech)
Review of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable CPUs, its first server chip design using a 10nm process, which sees large increases in performance for many workloads (Andrei Frumusanu/AnandTech)
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Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech: Review of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable CPUs, its first server chip design using a 10nm process, which sees large increases in performance for many workloads  —  The launch of Intel's Ice Lake Xeon Scalable processors has been in the wings for a number of years.

OneStream Software, which offers tools to enterprises to help them run financial operations, raises $200M led by D1 Capital Partners, at a $6B valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
OneStream Software, which offers tools to enterprises to help them run financial operations, raises $200M led by D1 Capital Partners, at a $6B valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: OneStream Software, which offers tools to enterprises to help them run financial operations, raises $200M led by D1 Capital Partners, at a $6B valuation  —  Digital transformation is the name of the game these days, and companies that are enabling businesses to take a leap into the future …

Source shares data on 1,803 US taxpayer-funded orgs using Clearview AI; many cops used its facial recognition without higher-ups knowing or after a local ban (BuzzFeed News)
Source shares data on 1,803 US taxpayer-funded orgs using Clearview AI; many cops used its facial recognition without higher-ups knowing or after a local ban (BuzzFeed News)
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BuzzFeed News: Source shares data on 1,803 US taxpayer-funded orgs using Clearview AI; many cops used its facial recognition without higher-ups knowing or after a local ban  —  A controversial facial recognition tool designed for policing has been quietly deployed across the country with little to no public oversight.

KKR closes $15B Fund IV, its Asia-focused private equity fund, nearly four years after its $9.3B Asian Fund III; KKR will put ~$1.3B into Fund IV (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)
KKR closes $15B Fund IV, its Asia-focused private equity fund, nearly four years after its $9.3B Asian Fund III; KKR will put ~$1.3B into Fund IV (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)
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Rita Liao / TechCrunch: KKR closes $15B Fund IV, its Asia-focused private equity fund, nearly four years after its $9.3B Asian Fund III; KKR will put ~$1.3B into Fund IV  —  KKR has just closed $15 billion for its Asia-focused private equity fund, exceeding its original target size after receiving “strong support” …

VeePN Review:  Passable speeds and crazy-good five-year deal
VeePN Review: Passable speeds and crazy-good five-year deal
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VeePN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Panama Number of servers: 2,600+ Number of country locations: 52 Cost: $70 (billed annually) VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-CBC Data authentication: TLS 1.2 with 2048-bit Diffie-Hellman Handshake: SHA-512 VPN services are everywhere these days, and new ones pop up all the time. The one we’re looking at today is called VeePN. Based in Panama, VeePN debuted on mobile in 2017, and